Clery Act

The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.  To comply with Clery Act requirements, universities must understand the law, their responsibilities, and what they can do to actively foster campus safety. The Clery Act has several requirements to which colleges and universities must adhere. These requirements apply to certain Clery-defined locations and crime classifications.

Clery Act requirements

The following is a summary of the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Act and University obligations. A more detailed overview of the Clery Act can be found in the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting 2016 or The Clery Center.

1. Publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) by October 1, documenting three calendar years of select campus crime statistics, security policies and procedures, and information on the basic rights guaranteed to victims of sexual assault. Schools must notify all community members that the ASR has been published and make copies available. See below for our last three years of ASRs.

2. To maintain a daily crime log. Institutions with a police or security department are required to maintain a public crime log documenting the “nature, date, time, and general location of each crime” and its disposition if known.

3. Disclose crime statistics for incidents that occur on campus, in unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and at certain non-campus facilities including Greek housing and remote classrooms. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other school officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities”. These reporting entities are collectively known as Campus Security Authorities (CSA).

File a Campus Security Authority Incident/Offense Report

​4. Issue timely warnings – crime alerts or crime notifications about Clery Act crimes that may pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees.  Institutions must provide timely warnings in a manner likely to reach all members of the campus community. The purpose of a timely warning/crime alert is to notify the campus community of the incident and to provide information that may enable community members to better protect themselves from similar incidents.

5. Devise an emergency response, notification, and testing policy. Institutions must issue an “Emergency Notification” for any incident that may be considered an immediate and ongoing threat.  Examples of a scenario requiring an emergency notification would include a tornado approaching, an active shooter, a fire, or a health epidemic. The University of Missouri utilizes the MU Alert system to accomplish this. 

6. Compile and report fire data to the federal government and publish an annual fire safety report. Institutions must include all fire statistics for each of their On-Campus student housing facilities. This report is included in MU’s ASR

7. Enact policies and procedures to handle reports of missing students. This requirement is intended to minimize delays and confusion during the initial stages of a missing student investigation. The University provides every student living in University housing the opportunity and means to identify an individual to be contacted in an emergency, including whenever the University determines that a student is missing.

8.  Prevention Programming. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments require prevention programs that aim to stop sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking before they occur. These programs promote positive and healthy behaviors that foster healthy, mutually respectful relationships and sexuality, encourage safe bystander intervention tactics, and seek to change behavior and social norms in healthy and safe directions.

Campus Security Authority training

Campus Security Authority training can be accessed through Percipio. This training is only viewable by CSAs and will be listed as “2024 Campus Security Authority Training” on the front page, under “assignments”.

Contact the Contact Clery Coordinator with any questions about training assignments or content.

Relationship and sexual violence prevention

Mizzou Bystander Intervention Initiative 

The University of Missouri is committed to creating a healthy and safe environment for all students. We are utilizing a new in-person training program, Mizzou Bystander Intervention Initiative, to promote community connectedness and civic engagement with the overall goal of empowering students to get involved in situations where they can prevent, reduce, or respond to harm. Mizzou Bystander Intervention Initiative works to address multiple, interconnected issues including alcohol and other drug use, issues of bias and discrimination, interpersonal violence, and mental well-being.

If you experience discrimination or retaliation, or if you are aware of any form of discrimination or retaliation, please make a report. Reports help us prevent discrimination at MU by tracking patterns and improving how we educate the campus community.

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